the HSE Story

The Mission

Hopkins Student Enterprises (HSE) has been established to provide students from all different disciplines with real-world entrepreneurial and leadership experience; to provide a source of employment and income for students of the University; to deliver valuable products and services that benefit the greater Johns Hopkins community; and to foster student innovation and encourage the development of new business.

Coming Together

It's part corporation, part student group, part classroom, and part internship all rolled into one. Hopkins Student Enterprises (HSE) provides valuable resources to student entrepreneurs on the Hopkins campus. Whether your business idea is completely off the wall or a simple improvement to an existing business, HSE has an opportunity for you.
HSE was started in the Spring of 2006, launching active operations during the Fall semester. Hopkins Student Enterprises was created by the Center for Leadership Education to offer student entrepreneurs an opportunity to develop their business ideas and implement them on campus.
By developing your business ideas through HSE, you'll make a lasting impact at Hopkins. After you graduate, your business stays at the University, serving customers and educating student entrepreneurs for years to come.

In HSE, experience is not what makes you an exceptional candidate - it is about passion, dedication and an unyielding hunger to create

-Noah Presler, CEO & President of HSE


Premiere Full Service Used Furniture Marketplace

Blue Jay Bay is a furniture and appliance marketplace that operates within the Hopkins community. We purchase and sell furniture, appliances, and other large market items to Johns Hopkins students. Blue Jay Bay makes buying and selling easy by picking up and delivering items directly to your dorm or apartment!

First Class Care Packages

Blue Jay Boxes is your go-to resource for custom care packages delivered to any dorm room on campus. As a company built for students, by students – we give packages that extra touch. Our Blue Jay Boxes make Homewood feel like home.

Dorm Cleaning For Students, By Students

The Blue Jay Cleaners is a student created and run janitorial service for Johns Hopkins students serving all on and off campus residence halls and apartment complexes. We are officially recognized by the Johns Hopkins University as a part of Hopkins Student Enterprises.

Furnish your Freshman Dorm Room

The Complete Dorm Room simplifies your move-in process by having all of your supplies available at your dorm when you arrive. No packing, no driving, no hassle. Each dorm at JHU is different, so we have organized our items by dorm to guarantee you have everything you need for the starting school year off right. Even better, The Complete Dorm Room offers comparable prices on all of its items. Let us help make your move-in experience as smooth as possible!

Pure and Simple

Hop and Shake is a student-run health food kiosk founded on the basic principle of bringing the students, faculty, and staff of Johns Hopkins University high-quality yet convenient and affordable health food to campus. We pride ourselves on creating the most delicious smoothies, functional protein shakes, and offering the best nutritional snacks. Whether you are looking for a post-workout snack, a quick lunch, or a delicious treat – Hop and Shake is here.

Printer Ink

HopInks, originally its own business before joining HSE sells and delivers printer ink straight to college dorm rooms and faculty houses. Students and faculty have busy lives. HopInks ensures personal printers are always stocked on ink and through recycling makes printing as eco-friendly as possible.


Hopkins Creative Design employs the best graphic designers on campus to design Hopkins related shirts and merchandise. Additionally, HCD designs seasonal apparel during the holiday season. HCD also serves campus groups and charities designing shirts for fundraising events.

Student Movers

Hopkins Student Movers is the fastest and easiest solution to moving out of your dorm. We offer full-service moving, climate controlled storage, and re-delivery when you return to campus. Really, we make moving that hassle-free.

Our Team

Noah Presler

President and Chief Executive Officer

Max Yeo

Chief Technical Officer

Anthony DeFurio

Chief Marketing Officer

Mike Wang

Chief Creative Officer and General Manager of Hopkins Creative Design

Quan Bui

Assistant Manager of Hopkins Creative Design

Matthew Johnson

Co-Manager of Blue Jay Bay

Jesse Miller

Hop and Shake Co-Manager

Raphael Santore

Assistant Manager of Hopkins Student Movers

Ryan Dens

Software Engineer

Tianyi Lin

Software Engineer Intern

Begin Your Venture


What do hopkins undergraduates need? What value can be brought to campus? Answer these questions in the form of a business plan - identifying a market, a value proposition and a business strategy.


Do industry and market research to make financial projections for your business idea. The members of HSE will advise you and together will create a comprehensive breakdown of all the financial matters concerning the new business.


With your projections and business plan in hand, craft a presentation to convince the HSE team. With our approval, we will help you logistically and financially to bring your idea into reality. No business background required: only a passion for your idea.